Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPC)
Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPC) can be obtained in England. The certificate will cover the cost of all your prescriptions during a particular period. It may be worth doing this if you don’t qualify for an exemption certificate and pay for more than 3 prescriptions in three months or more than thirteen in a year.
A PPC costs £29.10 for 3 months and £104.00 for 12 months. You can pay for a PPC by 10 monthly direct debit instalments which means that you could obtain all the prescriptions you need for £2 per week. You can apply for a PPC by:
- going to www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/ppc (pay by debit card or credit card)
- phoning 0300 330 1341 (pay by debit card or credit card)
- filling in form FP95 available from your pharmacy (not available by direct debit but you can pay by cheque or postal order)
If you pay a prescription charge whilst waiting for a Prescription Prepayment Certificate to be issued, you can get a refund but this depends on the length of the PPC and when and how circumstances change.
For more information on PPC’s go to: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/PPC.aspx
If you have any queries about Prescription Prepayment Certificates, you can phone the helpline on 0300 330 1341
You can download and print an FP95 form here: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Documents/FP95.pdf
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Date created: 10/05/18 (V1.0)
Review date: 10/05/20